i cant understand why nothing is being said or done to address it, it is as if
is in denial and everyone else is afraid to say anything in case it upsets him, but ive played in bands for years and when someone is that bad on stage with you the rest of the band know it too
Of course they know. In the same way they/we all know Peter Criss simply cannot perform to an acceptable standard anymore, it's obvious that Paul can't either. It's also a little galling that Paul continues to slate Ace's ability when, on the available evidence, he holds up better live these days than Paul does.
But this brings us back to the reason nothing's being said or done about it: Kiss can, did and do exist without Peter Criss and Ace Frehley being up to the job. Kiss cannot exist if/when everyone accepts that Paul isn't up to the job. Even where Gene's concerned, I don't even think it's about the money, it's about nobody wanting to have to face that the best band to ever walk this earth may have come to an end.
I've loved Kiss for almost 36 years, since I was 9 years old, and I always will do. Christ, I even have a soft spot for Vinnie Vincent!, but regardless of past glories, past efforts and all the rest of it, Paul cannot sing live anymore. That's something of an issue whilst Paul continues to sing live.
I'm going to do my level best not to read any reviews of the Download show because - for the first time in 36 years - I don't think I'll be able to disagree with what they say. It isn't going to be pretty.